Towering

posted August 19th, 2016, 2:01 am


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August 19th, 2016, 11:16 am

Siva (Guest)

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So, I recently had reason to share this webcomic with a couple few folks.

Even when I'm silent, even when I've been waiting for a nice binge-read buffer on it... I learned a lot from this webcomic, and everyone deserves a chance to learn - assuming they want it.

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August 19th, 2016, 1:27 pm

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@Siva: Might I ask why you felt compelled to share? I ask because I know essentially nothing about demographics on here and what gain people find in it. Especially with the addition of Kora's storyline and all.

I appreciate every read I get, and every comment I get fills me with happiness like a kid at Christmas! So thank you for that.

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August 19th, 2016, 10:05 pm

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@GreenKrog: Well, one of my friends told me that he was getting involved with someone else I happened to know, and she is herself.

There are a lot of ways and reasons why things might not work between any person A and any person B, but...

I didn't want certain superficial stuff to be on their list. So I linked it to her, and when I knew he knew, I linked it to him.

As a cister, I learned a lot from reading this. (Yes, I made up that word as a semiportmanteau of cis- and sister, and I'm keeping it! By all means, fellow cisters, I share!) And I'm really glad you're writing it.

Remember when I had to ask what cis- even meant?

Awareness is /always/ good.

You're doing most of the work here. I'm just... unlazying, and trying to pitch in a little. For once.

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August 20th, 2016, 10:19 pm

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@Siva: " and she is herself."
Is herself what? Trans? Has issues like Kora? I'm sorry I am not very bright these days with so many drugs in me.

I agree, superficiality is something people overall need to get over. The problem is that not everyone knows what is and isn't superficial. To me, my face LOOKS smooth when I shave, but if anyone touches it I panic badly and pull back. It is a hard road to walk for both parties, when such a small and irrelevant thing to be so huge.

So.. if you are a MLP watcher, that makes you a Pegacister?

I do remember people asking. Which, frankly, I appreciate. Not in that someone asked, but in that the term was something you hadn't come across before as something you needed to know because it is the artificially created opposite of something. Like if people made up a word for people who don't have cancer, why would anyone know that word, right?

Me doing the work means very little if nobody can see the work being done. I am not particularly proud of my art and I've been told that my writing is not good, so it for anyone to link to anyone else is a very huge thing to me. The world best chef is worthless if nobody eats their food, right?

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August 21st, 2016, 1:43 am

Siva (Guest)

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@GreenKrog: Yes.

Exactly! But I meant everyone, not just oneself.

Yes! I don't happen to, but yes.

I'm autistic; we have a word for non-autistic people: neurotypicals. That /may/ be an issue you didn't happen to represent yet :P

Your art is... well, probably better than mine. Your writing is purposeful. I have commented before, stuff like that I think the plot would be interesting if this or if that. May do so again if I find I've a strong opinion of that nature. I do so 100% aware that my opinion on what I would find interesting, has no bearing on the story - and honestly? It's better that way. This is YOUR story, whether or not Annie is autobiographical, author avatar, or.. you know, anything like that. Also, once you've posted a panel, it's up for as long as it's hosted. That's a lot of time to educate and/or help a lot of people (by educating others), potentially. Lots of good things start small. Especially people.

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August 21st, 2016, 2:00 am

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@Siva: there has been widespread speculation that Erica falls on the spectrum. I do too, though to what extent has never been delved in to. Have you read Life of Alexis Perkins? It is about an autistic trans girl.

There is actually a zip file containing WF and a bunch of other tg comics. So I think the Internet owns it now even if I take it down.

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August 21st, 2016, 10:49 am

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@GreenKrog: I had noticed the possibility, but...

I thought that one of the primary purposes of your webcomic is, a teaching tool. 'This is what the world is like for me, because of this issue.'

The more characters, the more issues. I... would have trouble keeping the story educational if there are too many issues in play - and everybody has issues, especially fictional characters. Makes and keeps them relatable.

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August 21st, 2016, 1:27 pm

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@Siva: I don't disagree with that statement at all. The characters from the first year were a little one dimensional so that the story could primarily focus on Annie starting her journey. Not unlike how trans people usually need to focus on themselves at the beginning of transition. It may be 'greedy' but it is the nature of dealing with a major life change.

Once Annie got the basics down, then she began to be able to see what was going on with other people in her life. Lexi with her eating disorder, Andrea with her father.
Now that we are in year two, we have Erica potentially with austism (I will neither confirm nor deny), Cindi with her sexuality (and pregnancy), and Kora with whatever it is that is wrong with her mind. Given that Annie's primary issue is over - her self hatred, that is the same amount of outstanding issues to deal with, a total of three. I am trying to keep it managable. Not necessarily for you guys but because I know I can only handle so many open threads right now.
(Minor note: I am delving in to Bree's store for this time next year, which means Kora has temporarily gone away).

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August 22nd, 2016, 12:38 pm

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" Have you read Life of Alexis Perkins? It is about an autistic trans girl. "

The author of 'The Life of Alexis Perkins' has announced that she wants to step away from the comic, in favor of spending time on video games, and stories about video game characters.

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August 22nd, 2016, 1:00 pm

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: I think that is an unfair summary. They have been dedicated to LOAP for a long time and are looking for another artist to continue while they work on side projects to get their steam back up for this one. People taking time to refocus so their stuff doesn't start sucking is perfectly valid. Just because I can do it because I am fucked in the head doesn't mean we should say it like it is a bad thing when others are normal humans.

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September 11th, 2016, 6:34 am

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Added onto which, it's not uncommon in cases where webcomics are scripted by one person and drawn (pencilled / inked / coloured) by another (or multiple others), for scripts to be churned out faster than they can be turned into artwork. Added onto which, the artists often have other commitments which can make it difficult for them to keep up (hence it's not unheard of for webcomics to have temporary reductions in their publication frequency and/or regular updates to be paused for a while - either completely or filler material published instead).

Which means that Shaenon and Jeff (Skin Horse - six story updates per week + the Sunday filler) are on the verge of superhuman (OK, so SH is a four panel strip, so presumably requires less work than full page comics, but even so...) - even more so now they're also publishing bonus material for Patreons...

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